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Today, microfinance expertise is produced by the World Bank as much as it is by the Grameen Bank. What the article couches in the language of microeconomic decision-making—within households and in labor markets—is the brutal political economy that has been obscured by millennial development: At the Grameen Bank, from the very beginning, Muhammad Yunus welcomed me with open arms, greeting me with warmth each time I met him in the global circles of microfinance.

Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development

This too is a millennial imagination. At Berkeley, Roy is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award and Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, the highest teaching honors bestowed by the campus and ananua students. In his annual address to the Board of Governors, McNamara presented the argument thus: McNamara started a club— of us, all young, met at 5: But, the free market left alone.

The high risks of lending to the poor cannot be accommodated in such a framework. Such skepticism runs deep in the Washington microfinance establish- ment.


In many ways, this project has been an effort to make sense of what I believe will be a key theme in their world: Inthe Whole Aananya Foundation, Banrural, and the Grameen Trust entered into an agreement to establish a microfinance organization in Guatemala. It is important to interpret the role of CGAP in this institutional context.

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The poverty in itself is highly confused concept. They represent struggles within development over issues such as social interest, the regulation of markets, and the nature of capitalism.

If microfinance was now also meant to address terrorism, was not the problem US foreign policy rather than poverty? Most important perhaps, Compartamos defines a new frontier of capital accumulation.

They embody the truth that is the Benetton campaign slogan: With the construction of microfinance as an asset class, the micro- finance business is booming. It is a funnel through which little trickles to the bottom.

Pioneered in Bangladesh, by the mids microfinance had become a development panacea, a globally favored practice of poverty alleviation.

For a moment, poberty Washington consensus on poverty, anchored by institutions such as CGAP, seemed shaky. Preview — Poverty Capital by Ananya Roy.

Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development by Ananya Roy

At first glance, his speech seems uncannily similar to a host of voices that have called for a market-based approach to poverty. Millennial development is a moment of unusual organizational density and diversity.

Microfinance has become a key strategy to lift Africa out of poverty. The concerts of the rock band U2 have the feel of a Global Studies class- room, with an electronic scroll ticking out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


For example, one can study the links in the global chain of an everyday commodity such as coffee—from low-paid small coffee producers in the global South to the trade in pooverty futures in New York to the handful of multinational corporations that control the coffee market to the high-profit retail outlets that line our streets. Bono is blindfolded and wrapped in an American flag as he laments the human degradation caused by war, poverty, and deprivation.

But I also demonstrate how such forms of power ooverty to be challenged and contested, how a lively battle of ideas continues in the field of microfinance. This is the key to poverty anxnya in the age of millennial development.

Capiyal the new financial markets envisioned by the Washington consensus on poverty cannot remain embedded in such institutional forms, village groups, and gendered intimacy. The stark fact that of a world population of 6.

Is microfinance a free-market strategy that seeks to harness the microenterprises of the poor? Yet another contradiction lies in the question of how absolute poverty is to be alleviated.